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Jaipur LitFest 2015: Different crowds, different themes

Many panels whose topics had little to do with Modi's coming to power ended up being about the new government

JLF Day Two: Crowds undeterred despite rains

Jhumpa Lahiri wins the $50,000-worth DSC Prize for her novel The Lowland

Coffee may protect against skin cancer

Study participants who drank four or more cups of coffee daily were 20 per cent less likely to develop malignant melanoma than non-coffee ...

Hostile boss? Give it right back

According to a new study, employees felt less like victims when they retaliated against their bad bosses

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Bubble shooter

India is one of the 18 countries in the world to have sampled the ungaingly, yet amusing game of bubble soccer

Where pigments meet philosophy

The India Art Fair in New Delhi will be a coalescing of international and domestic thoughts and trends in art

Business is brooming

Quietly, a key sector of the Indian economy has shown astonishing growth in the past two years. The unheralded Hand-held Sweeping Implement ...

Magic workouts? Not quite

In a world where people do not have the time to go to the gym, home exercise equipment is becoming popular

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An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

Gauri and Nainika: Homes with a sense of fashion

Pradeep Sachdeva, architect and owner of a design studio, reviews Gauri and Nainika's new home decor label

Dressing Nicole

From chic suits to flowing gowns, Nicole Kidman has been known for her elegant sartorial choices

When wine is your pudding

How about topping your meal with a sweet wine? Here is a beginner's guide to dessert wines

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Decoding Marissa Mayer

One day in 2012, Marissa Mayer was whirling around Yahoo's office in Sunnyvale, California, directing a redesign of the home page and the ...

Indian caricaturists: jesters as commentators

Understanding what makes political caricature funny to some but not to others is critical today, the author of these analyses of Indian ...

Salaam, Bombay locals!

Confession time. Most boys imagine themselves to be engine drivers. Much to my family's bemusement, I imagined myself to be an engine. So how ...

Chhattisgarh mon amour

This book could be read - idiosyncratically, since this is not the author's thesis - as an argument for not straying too far from home

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Malavika Sangghvi

The game changer
Malavika Sangghvi

By the end of the '80s, Manmohan Shetty was running the largest film processing laboratory in the country with top production houses like Yash ...

Arundhuti Dasgupta

The good woman
Arundhuti Dasgupta

It's open season for fatuous opinions about women. If someone suggests that they perform their duty towards the nation by producing more ...

Alok Chandra

On a wine trail in Nashik
Alok Chandra

It is clear that wineries with good facilities for visitors will gain significantly both in image as well as in commercial terms

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Chess (#1132)

The Tata Steel event has been hard-fought but the world champion asserted himself after a shaky start

Who will replace Viswanathan Anand?

Viswanathan Anand has kept the Indian flag flying for long. But he is 45 now. The author identifies three young chess players who could be the ...

Chess (#1131)

The Masters group at the Tata Steel in Wijk aan Zee is led by the enigmatic Ukrainian genius, Vassily Ivanchuk, with 4 points after 5 rounds. ...

Rafael Nadal's spirit is willing, but the legs are tiring

This past week, at the Qatar Open in Doha, Nadal crashed out to Michael Berrer, with a world ranking of 127

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Power wheels: Obama's 'Beast' vs Modi's BMW 7-Series

With a night-vision system, tear-gas cannons and a blood bank, Barack Obama's car is a "beast" on the road. Here's a look at how Narendra Modi's ...

Inner peace with the new Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz CLA, with its radical good looks and smooth ride, should attract young first-time buyers

Firecracker of a crossover

It isn't imposing and has an uninspiring boxy silhouette, but the new Skoda Yeti is a capable compact SUV that can take on more than its size ...

Riding Retro

Two of Triumph's most iconic motorcycles, the Thruxton and the Bonneville T100, represent a blend of style and practicality

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...